Archive for 2014

MHA Award Winners

MHA students place first in case study contest

Four Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.) degree students from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health placed first in the 2014 George McMillan Fleming Center for Healthcare Management Case Study Competition, hosted by The University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health on April 12 in Houston.

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New center to improve environmental health

Texas A&M, TMC partners unlocking the mysteries of environmental health through team science

Researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences and Technology, with collaborators from across Texas A&M and the Texas Medical Center, are looking to provide solutions to environmental disease with the creation of an unprecedented, cross-institutional initiative known as the Center for Translational Environmental Health Research (CTEHR).

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Healthy Gardens Student Volunteers

Building a sustainable community one garden at a time

In an effort to increase sustainability in the Brazos Valley, two graduate students, Natalie Nagy and Chelsea Stewart, from the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Public Health have worked closely with several faculty members to form the Environmental Sustainability Group, a new student organization.

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Kelsi Gulick of Pearsall, Texas, directly impacted her hometown community of Frio County when she pushed the importance of immunizations by placing lists in the back-to-school isles during her H-E-B internship in summer 2013.

Student impacts community in pharmacy immunizations

Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy professional student pharmacist Kelsi Gulick of Pearsall, Texas, directly impacted her hometown community in Frio County when she shared the importance of immunizations during her internship. She received Intern of the Year in the Gulf Coast and Southwest Region for H-E-B.

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Marlynn May

School of Public Health announces Faculty Emeritus recognition

The Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Marlynn May, Ph.D., and James Robinson, Ph.D., both with the Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences, as Faculty Emeritus.

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photo of couple looking at a map in an RV

Planes, trains, and automobiles: traveling with diabetes

For people living with diabetes, taking a spontaneous trip isn’t as simple as packing up and leaving for the weekend. Make sure you have everything you would need in the event of an emergency.

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Dr. Kory Gill

Make your doctor a partner in your healthier lifestyle

This year, participants in employer-based health plans are likely to see an additional incentive for an annual physical, as provisions in the Affordable Care Act have made it easier for employers to encourage employee health by subsidizing premiums for those who engage in healthy living habits. But that shouldn’t be the only reason you visit the doctor this year.

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Docudrama Performance

Customized approach is key to addressing global health challenges

Health care professionals aim to improve quality of life and health status of their patients, but often times the same strategies don’t apply across all communities. Health care providers must continuously work to understand the needs of their community and share important health information with a culturally appropriate strategy.

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More questions than answers with ‘vaping’ craze

Sleek, tobacco free and with odorless vapors, are e-cigarettes the perfect drug? Are they safe?

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